UCSC students came together in 2011 to formally establish the campus's first Sikh Student Association and have been active every year since then.

November 16, 2017

Members of the Sikh Student Association at a general meeting at UC Santa Cruz.
The Sikh Student Association, (SSA), at University of Santa Cruz strives to introduce a forum for students to spread awareness about the Sikh community, address issues that affect the Sikh & Punjabi communities, provide a space for all to grow within Sikhism and connect with other cultural, faith-based, and activist organizations. SSA stands as a pillar of empowerment for Sikh voice within the campus and Santa Cruz communities and works to implement the core Sikh values: seva (selfless service), simran (remembering God), sangat (community) and academics. The Sikh Student Association achieves this through seva days at San Jose Gurdwara, tabling throughout the year, discussions, guest speakers, kirtan nights, turban day, rehraas nights, socials, bhangra bash and so many more events. To learn more and stay updated on events held by the Sikh Student Association, follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ucscssa/.